Where's the Hacked USB Interface?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by rickatnight11, May 14, 2008.

  1. rickatnight11

    rickatnight11 New Member

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    We have had access to the iPod Touch's and iPhone's filesystem for quite a while, and just recently gained access to the boot loader. Why hasn't anyone rewritten these devices' USB interface to allow it to be accessed more efficiently by a Windows machine? I'm talking about hacking the device so that when you plug it into a Windows computer (or any computer, for that matter) it pops up in My Computer like any other mobile device and gives you access to the device's filesystem. I'd love to see a system that allows Standard or Advanced access:

    • Standard Access: shows directories for media such as Pictures, Videos, Music, Contacts, etc...
    • Advanced Access: shows all filesystem directories and files; this would be for advanced users only
    I wrote a much more detailed article about it here, http://rickatnight11.com/?p=46, so if you have free time (and can stand a little ranting) please visit. Maybe it's much harder than I think it is, but it seems that with the people who have been helping us along so far that the community can pull it off. I'm sick of being locked into using iTunes. I hate iTunes for many reasons. I hate that a process has to be running at all times for a device that I might connect come time. I hate that it requires an install of Quicktime. I hate that it installs Safari. That's another rant, however.
  2. Aristarchos

    Aristarchos Banned

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    Wait...so your saying all that is needed for the iPod to show up in windows explorer is to rewrite files already in the iPod or hack with new files for a USB interface?
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    rickatnight11 New Member

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    I'm not really sure. That's why I'm asking. Hopefully a specialist in this department can give a definitive answer.
  4. DerekVOF

    DerekVOF Active Member

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    Its much more difficult than you think...

    Old iPods = External hard drives that played music & video
    iPod Touch = Mini-computer that plays music & video

    Let me ask you something - when you connect another computer to your router at home, does it automatically connect and mount on your other computers? No? That's because there are issues like networking permissions, file locking, etc. that need to be managed.

    You're talking apples & oranges here - your iPod Touch is like a notebook computer. Can you setup a notebook with shortcuts on your desktop to allow access? Sure - same as AFP or SFTP or SSH on your iPod Touch. Can you setup another desktop program to access your iPod Touch like iPod Access? Sure. Making your iPod Touch believe it's an external hard drive is a bit more complicated...

    I'm not going to say it's impossible because it might be - I'd be curious to find out if there is a way myself... but from what I've seen, I doubt it...

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